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Jeremy Halbreich Responds

The interim CEO of Sun-Times Media Group has sent his 1,800 employees a memo telling them that even if September 29, Tuesday, isn’t a a formal deadline, it’s still pretty damned important. Jeremy Halbreich had been saying that Tuesday was the day by which all the STMG unions had to sign off on terms demanded […]

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Jim Tyree Responds

In the difficult passage of the Sun-Times Media Group from its present owners to a group of investors led by financier James Tyree, Thursday was a particularly awkward day. First interim CEO Jeremy Halbreich issued a statement insisting on the inflexibility of a September 29 deadline for the STMG unions to approve the new working […]

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Guild Rejects Concessions

Newspaper Guild members from the Sun-Times met Tuesday night and by virtually a 4 to 1 margin rejected a package of concessions they’d been told they’d have to make it they wanted the sale of the Sun-Times Media Group to go through. Here’s the motion that was voted on: The membership of the Sun-Times Unit […]

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The Next Team of Owners

James Tyree wouldn’t name the other investors in the group he’s put together to buy the Sun-Times Media Group — no surprise there, the deal isn’t done yet, and he says they’ll all be known once it is — so I asked him what they all have in common. “We’re all Chicagoans,” he said.